Kala Dunn

Operations Assistant and Board Operator

Kala Dunn is a native of Princeton, Ky. She’s a 2006 graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy with a concentration in flute performance and a 2010 graduate of Murray State University with a B.M. in piano performance. She is employed by Physical Medicine Services. Her hobbies include yoga, kayaking, reading, running, and listening to music. She lives in Hamlin, Ky.

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9:16 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Datebook: September 6 - Pennsylvania Railroad Derails 70 Years Ago

The 'Pennsy' was the largest railroad by traffic and revenue in the US for most of the 20th century. At its peak, it was the largest publicly traded company in the world. On this day in 1943, its premier train derailed, killing 79 in the junction. The roof peeled off "like a can of sardines." The cause: a faulty hot box. 

It’s Friday, September 6

The Pennyrile Area Cyclists host their annual challenge ride tomorrow morning starting at the Madisonville Community College campus. On-site registration starts at 7, and rides begin at 8 with 10, 22, 41 and 62 mile options available. For more information, visit pennyrileareacyclists.com.

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11:06 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Datebook: Setember 5 - "Reign of Terror" Begins in France 220 Years Ago

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The Reign of Terror was a period of political violence during and after the French Revolution, incited by two rival factions, the Girondins and the Jacobins. Tens of thousands of "enemies of the revolution" met their fate at the guillotine. This lasted for just under a year, until a coup turned the tide and executed revolutionaries.

It’s Thursday, September 5

Dr. J. Duane Bolin is the keynote speaker for the MSU history department’s Dr. James W. Hammack Jr. Memorial Scholarship Banquet, to be held Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Curris Center Ballroom. The cost is $40 per person. Tomorrow’s the deadline to make reservations at 270-809-2234.

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9:31 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Datebook: September 4 - Google Founded 15 Years Ago

Larry Page and Sergey Brin were Ph.D students at Stanford University  when they incorporated Google as a privately held company on this day in 1998. By the end of the year, Google had indexed 60 million pages. Today, Google employs nearly 45,000 and is worth nearly $100 billion dollars.

It’s Wednesday, September 4

Baptist Health Paducah offers a Prepared Childbirth Class Saturday from 9 to 3 in Meeting Room A of Doctors Office Building 2. The free class is designed to help expectant parents in their second or third trimester learn about the labor and delivery process. To register, call (270) 575-2229.

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11:43 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Datebook: September 3 - Frederick Douglass Escapes to Freedom 175 Years Ago

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Dressed as a sailor, Frederick Douglass boarded a train to Maryland, transferred in Delaware, and took a steamboat to Philadelphia. He was a free man. He married free black woman Anna Murray, who had helped him secure the trip. On freedom, said he felt "as one might feel upon escape from a den of hungry lions."

It's Tuesday, September 3

New Covenant Christian Academy hosts The Lion's Roar Bike Ride Saturday morning, with registration starting at 7. Fifteen, thirty, and sixty-two mile options are available. All routes start and end at 218 College Street in Hardin. Race day registration is $22. Find registration forms at nccaky.org. For more information call (270) 703-4953.

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9:26 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Datebook: August 30 - The "Red Telephone" Goes Into Operation 50 Years Ago

Even though this is on display at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum it is not, in fact, the red phone.
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The Moscow-Washington Hotline allows direct communication between leaders in the US and Russia - from the Pentagon to the Kremlin, and it is actually neither the color red, nor a telephone. It originated as a teletype machine, then facsimile unit, and is now email exchange. But a red phone is much more interesting.

It’s Friday, August 30

The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes hosts a Trades Fair tomorrow and Sunday from 10 to 4 daily. Trades and crafts represented include chair making, cooking, quilting, knitting, spinning, bee keeping, historical instrument building, and woodworking. Find a complete schedule at lbl.org.

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11:25 am
Thu August 29, 2013

August 29 - Speedy Gonzales Debuts 60 Years Ago

"The Fastest Mouse in all Mexico" made his first appearance on this day in Cat-Tails for Two. A prototype for his more iconic later form, he is seen in a red shirt, running from two cats, Bennie and George. In 1999, Cartoon Network ceased to show Speedy, in an effort to clamp down on ethnic stereotypes.

It’s Thursday, August 29

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park hosts an “End of the Summer Beach Blast” Saturday, with beach volleyball, limbo contests, a DJ, and more. Barbecue plates are available from 11 to 2 for $7 each. Bring a beach chair, umbrella, and towels. 

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11:01 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Datebook: August 28 - MLK's "I Have A Dream" 50 Years Ago

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's historic speech was the grand finale of speeches given during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which drew a crowd of over 200,000 to the Lincoln Memorial. King described the "fierce urgency of now" for  civil and economic rights and racial harmony.

It’s Wednesday, August 28

A Paducah Town Hall Meeting about the National Alzheimer's Plan is tomorrow night from 5:30-7 at the McCracken County Public Library. The meeting offers a chance to share ideas and concerns with government representatives, hear about the latest Alzheimer's issues, discuss concerns families are facing, and find out about upcoming events. For more information, call 1-800-272-3900.

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9:25 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Datebook: August 27 - Lyndon B. Johnson Turns 105

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The 36th President, LBJ  designed the "Great Society," which included laws for civil rights, public broadcasting, Medicare, Medicaid, environmental protection, education aid, and "War on Poverty." He also escalated US involvement in the Vietnam War, which led to the antiwar movement of the late 60s.

It’s Tuesday, August 27

Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah presents premiere screenings from the 48-Hour Film Project  Wednesday night at 7. All of the films submitted for the project are included in the presentation. A "best-of" screening is Thursday night at 7, with awards presented at the end. Tickets are $8 for Wednesday or $10 for Thursday. For more information, visit maidenalleycinema.com.

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12:03 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Datebook: August 26 - Cook Sets Sail to Seek Southern Lands 245 Years Ago

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Captain Cook set sail on this day in 1768, on the HMS Endeavour. His goal was to seek evidence of the Terra Australis Incognita, or "unknown southern land." He crossed the Atlantic, rounded Cape Horn, and reached Tahiti, observing the transit of Venus. He then charted New Zealand and discovered Australia.

It's Monday, August 26

A free 13-week Cooper-Clayton smoking cessation program starts tomorrow at Baptist Health Paducah. Classes are from 5:30 to 6:30 every Tuesday evening at Baptist Health Paducah in Doctors Office Building 2. For more information or to register, phone the Kentucky Cancer Program at (270) 442-1310. 

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10:25 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Datebook: August 23 - "Stockholm Syndrome" Becomes a Term 40 Years Ago

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Janne Olsson, on leave from prison, went to downtown Stockholm and held up a bank for six days. He and his partner Clark Olofsson took four hostages. The men were arrested and convicted, but the hostages became emotionally attached, rejected assistance from the government officials, and defended their captors.

It’s Friday, August 23

The Murray Tiger Band program hosts a pancake breakfast tomorrow morning from 7:30 to 10:30 at the middle school cafeteria. $5 tickets are available at the door, with proceeds helping fund the purchase and repair of instruments, transportation, music, and special instruction. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, and a drink.

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